Aging

September 7, 2018

What Keeps Us from Getting the Care We Need? Social Determinants of Health

By Gabriel Cade, MD If I see you in the emergency department and end up sending you home it means that I think you’re going to live through your recent illness or injury. But that might not mean that you’re all of a sudden completely “healthy,” right? You’ve still got to take care of yourself. […]

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August 29, 2018

Live Your Best Quality of Life: Choosing Hospice Early Improves Life for Most People

By Mike Parmer, DO, Medical Director As the Medical Director for postacute and palliative care services at CarePartners Hospice, the most common responses I hear from patients and families when I bring up the topic of hospice care is “Not yet” or “I am not ready for that.” This is a barrier to the best […]

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August 1, 2018

Feeling Out of Control of Your Bladder? Don’t Let Urinary Incontinence Slow You Down

By Lee Ann Boyd, Urology Nurse Practitioner Have you ever avoided a social situation, exercise or even just everyday activities because of urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, can have an impact on a person’s overall well-being. If it keeps you from everyday life or a special occasion – no matter […]

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April 4, 2018

“Anything I Need” – Peggy and Other Seniors Rely on CarePartners PACE Transportation

When it comes to getting healthcare services, transportation is a necessity for today’s seniors. To remain independent, older adults need a safe, reliable way to get to their appointments – which is where CarePartners PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) proves invaluable. Not only does the comprehensive program help seniors manage their healthcare […]

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November 3, 2017

For Seniors, Falls Can Have Major Consequences – Know the Risks and Solutions

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of adults 65 and older fall each year; in the US nearly 1 in 4 older adults fall each year. According to the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNCA, falls are one of the leading […]

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October 11, 2017

Caring for a Loved One Can Be Overwhelming – 5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

By Dylan Babb Community Outreach Manager, CarePartners Have you unexpectedly become a caregiver? Are you now caring for a loved one after injury/illness/etc. and feeling burnt out? Caregiver burnout is a condition of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that can happen when family caregivers don’t get the support they need or if they take on […]

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June 16, 2017

Active at Any Age – Summertime Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Staying active is good at any age. And for seniors and older adults, warmer weather brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. “There are so many great things that older adults can do in the summer,” said Britney McConnell, LRT/ CTRS, recreation therapist with CarePartners PACE. “Take advantage of what is already around you.” […]

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June 6, 2017

It’s Time to Talk – Have a Conversation with Your Family about an Advance Directive

An advance directive is essential in ensuring that you will have the medical treatment and quality of life you desire if you are an unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. However, many people hold off getting an advance directive because of misconceptions, said Dylan Babb, Community Outreach Manager for CarePartners. The most common myths […]

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June 2, 2017

Is It Dementia or Alzheimer’s? An Inside Look at the Similarities and Differences

While often used interchangeably, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is a syndrome and a broad term for a group of symptoms that don’t have a definitive diagnosis. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common among many different types of dementia. Distinguishing between different types of dementia can be difficult and is not always […]

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May 16, 2017

Six Things You May Not Know about Hospice Care

By Donald Dewhurst, MD Medical Director, CarePartners Home Care and Hospice – Angel Here are six facts about hospice care you need to know: Hospice care is not just for the terminally ill; in fact, hospice services can help patients and families manage care of a loved one with chronic health problems who remains at […]

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